Date(s) - Saturday, February 17
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
GOULBOURN TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
INVITES YOU TO OUR HERITAGE DAY EVENT –
“THE GREAT ICE STORM – 20 YEARS AFTER”
STITTSVILLE LIBRARY – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 – 1:30 pm
Come out and reminisce with everyone who endured the Great Ice Storm of 1998. There were highs and lows during this storm that left an unforgettable imprint on many lives. GTHS wants to share these memories and stories with you.
Called the ‘Storm of the Century’, and not to be soon forgotten by many, our lives were affected in ways you can’t imagine. With three storm fronts dropping approximately 85mm of freezing rain in the Ottawa area, havoc began. The freezing rain started falling on January 5th continuously until January 10th. People were brought together in communities through sharing of resources and donating their time. These good deeds are beyond measurable. Every area of our society was impinged on through our economy, hydro power, employment, land, retail trade, farming and Canada’s precious sugar maple industry.
To hear more about this history making storm and its impact on our lives, attend the GTHS Heritage Day event on February 17 at 1:30 pm. If you have any photos and/or memories you’d like to share, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to the event. Bring your family and friends to share memories and enjoy some light refreshments at the same time.